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Japan, Pakistan emphasize mutual benefits in key sectors

Japan, Pakistan emphasize mutual benefits in key sectors

ISLAMABAD, APR 19 /DNA/ – Director General (Asian Affairs Department) of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with Additional Foreign Secretary (Asia & Pacific) Ambassador Imran Ahmed Siddiqui @AmbImranS, this afternoon at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They discussed bilateral relations including collaboration in trade, investment, education, culture, defence and manpower export. They also stressed the need to further enhance bilateral dialogue and engagement to further strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship.


Tehran plays down reported Israeli attacks

Tehran plays down reported Israeli attacks

Iranian media and officials described a small number of explosions, which they said resulted from Iran’s air defences hitting three drones over the city of Isfahan. Notably, they referred to the incident as an attack by “infiltrators” News Desk Tehran: Explosions echoed the Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday in what sources described as an Israeli attack, but Tehran played down the incident and indicated it had no plans for retaliation — a response that appeared gauged towards averting region-wide war. Israel had previously warned it would hit back afterRead More


10-stick Cigarette Pack: Health activists fear increase in consumption

10-stick Cigarette Pack: Health activists fear increase in consumption

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (DNA): Health activists have expressed their fear that introduction of 10-stick cigarette packs will increase consumption especially among vulnerable groups like youth and low-income individuals. Country Head of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), Malik Imran Ahmed emphasized that such packs would inevitably find their way back into the local market, directly undermining efforts to discourage smoking among young people and other at-risk demographics. The tobacco industry had made similar attempts in the past but Ministry of Health did not issue the NOC, he said adding theRead More


PM commends UAE’s leadership response to recent rains in telephone call with President Mohamed bin Zayed

PM commends UAE's leadership response to recent rains

ISLAMABAD, APR 19 /DNA/ – Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a telephone conversation with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this evening. The Prime Minister’s call was centered on his admiration for the strong resolve and impeccable efficiency with which the UAE leadership had confronted the challenges that had emerged from the recent rains in the country. He lauded the UAE President, who had once again demonstrated his outstanding leadership qualities and proven his strong commitment to ensuring the welfareRead More


Turkish Chief of General Staff receives prestigious award from President Zardari

Turkish Chief of General Staff receives prestigious award from President Zardari

ISLAMABAD, APR 19 /DNA/ – President Asif Ali Zardari conferring the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon the Turkish Chief of General Staff, Republic of Turkiye, General Metin Gurak, in recognition of his services in strengthening defence relations between Pakistan and Turkiye, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on 19-04-2024.  President Asif Ali Zardari meeting with the Turkish Chief of General Staff, Republic of Turkiye, General Metin Gurak, who called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on 19-04-2024.


President for enhancing road, railway connectivity with Turkiye

ISLAMABAD, APR 19 /DNA/ – President Asif Ali Zardari has called for enhancing road and railway connectivity between Pakistan and Turkiye to further promote people-to-people contacts between the two brotherly countries. He said that overland transport was cost-effective, which would not only lead to increased interactions between the two nations but would also enhance bilateral economic ties. The President expressed these views while talking to the Turkish Chief of General Staff, General Metin Gurak, who along with his delegation, called on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. Chairman Joint Chiefs of StaffRead More